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Curry! plus the indispensable goal
Monday, January 02, 2012      8 comments

My son gave me a book of curry recipes for Christmas--it had been recommended & was on my wish list. I also have a slow-cooker curry book. AND I live within walking distance of both an Indian-Pakistani area & Little Vietnam, both of which have n... Read more
Such a happy New Year's celebration
Sunday, January 01, 2012      6 comments

Happy new year, Sparkfriends! Yesterday I drove an hour west to the home of my older sister, C, to spend a couple of days. Another sister (M) had come from California to spend some of the holidays with us & yet another sister (E), much youn... Read more
A postscript
Saturday, December 24, 2011      8 comments

I forgot to say that this past week or so I've been getting to work early, & often leaving late, to get work done on an urgent project--the 6th edition of our Spanish-English dictionary. It's going well & I'm going to make my deadline, yay! But ... Read more
Friday, December 23, 2011      9 comments

I am STANDING at my new stand-up desk posting on my new computer, in my new office! I am not at all a techie, so it feels magical to me that this afternoon I could just bring this gorgeous machine home from the shop (where the contents of my old... Read more
NOT off to a stellar start, but I will improve!
Saturday, December 10, 2011      9 comments

Even though I have more schedule space than usual, I have LOTS to fill it up with. This weekend, for example: last night I went to Thai dinner & a beautiful beautiful Chicago A Cappella holiday concert with a friend; tonight I'm going to a Colom... Read more
Blessed schedule space
Saturday, December 03, 2011      8 comments

Today--except for a midday very brisk walk around the neighborhood, with four errands done along the way--I kept my nose to the grindstone & got two freelance projects finished. It was enjoyable work--but now it's over, yay! And because I taught... Read more
Be ready for winter ice!
Monday, November 28, 2011      8 comments

Hey friends, there's a great deal at Revel Sports online, today only! Order any sports equipment & get 25% off using the coupon code "Cyber" (for Cyber Monday) when you're checking out. I had been thinking about getting a pair of Yaktrax Pr... Read more
Some resolution & some good news
Monday, November 21, 2011      10 comments

Thanks, friends, for your kind responses to my previous post. I really appreciate your solidarity! Saturday I had a good long talk with one of the key church folks. We fully agree on the basic thing that needs to be done; the only differenc... Read more
Processing big stuff
Saturday, November 12, 2011      11 comments

My weight/fitness work hasn't been consistent or focused lately. I'm dealing with really hard stuff surrounding the divorce--not just my husband's unjust & unreasonable demands, & the real possibility that a judge may "impartially" but unjustly ... Read more
Green day!
Saturday, November 05, 2011      7 comments

Happy Move Your Money Day! I applaud the national movement to move personal accounts out of the big banks. Today I read up on a new "green" bank in Chicago called GreenChoice, & I contacted them to start the process of opening checking & savings... Read more
Resolution + crazy shopping/cooking day
Sunday, October 23, 2011      6 comments

So my weight was UP 1.2 lbs today, instead of down the way it's supposed to go during the 5% challenges. Could be partly because last night I attended a wine/cheese reception to raise money for my church's after-school program for neighborhood k... Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2011      8 comments

I like the Spanish verb "estrenar," meaning to wear or use something new. Today I wore my new size-10 dress coat for the first time! It's been very cold & blustery yesterday & today so I needed more protection than my goofy little swing coat pro... Read more
Blood pressure good, TMJ bad, food budget amazing
Monday, October 10, 2011      7 comments

I went to see my doctor today. I was really pleased with my blood pressure reading: 104/58. Pretty great for a 57-year-old! But the reason I had to go was that I've been having a flareup of my TMJ issues. Got a mouth guard last fall/winter,... Read more
Two changes + a THANK YOU
Monday, October 03, 2011      10 comments

1. SP raised my calorie range without asking my permission! emoticon Today, my first day of online food tracking for... Read more
So sorry, Starfish . . . I'm not carrying my weight.
Thursday, September 29, 2011      12 comments

This week I've faced some extra work challenges & have not managed my time as well as I should. I also had to deal with terrible insomnia twice. So after a glorious weekend with some wonderful long fast walks, I have fallen off the wagon exercis... Read more

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